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Damn. Maybe ya'll should exchange numbers and start texting. :lol The last 2 pages is nothing but you two. :lol 

 

 

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clearly we're two losers with nothing better to do laugh.gif
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Damn. Maybe ya'll should exchange numbers and start texting. :lol The last 2 pages is nothing but you two. :lol 

 

 

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y'all missing some good SEC baseball with at least 3 future 1st round picks in this game :lol

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clearly we're two losers with nothing better to do laugh.gif

 

Shiii, I'd be right here with ya'll if I wasn't working. 

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Ah, so Bryce Harper did get thrown out for something stupid. He didn't draw a line in the dirt to show up the ump that it was a strike. The ump demanded him to get in the box and Bryce was saying he was already standing there -- before stepping out when Matt Williams started barking at the ump -- then stomped in the box and said something like "I was right here."

 

Sorry if late. First time seeing it. The montage of *****ing that umps and players did at that ump last night, it looks like he just snapped and needed to do something to show authority. Kinda makes sense, but probably shouldn't have thrown him out there.

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Shiii, I'd be right here with ya'll if I wasn't working. 

Summer :hat

 

 

With summer school starting next Tuesday :{

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Ah, so Bryce Harper did get thrown out for something stupid. He didn't draw a line in the dirt to show up the ump that it was a strike. The ump demanded him to get in the box and Bryce was saying he was already standing there -- before stepping out when Matt Williams started barking at the ump -- then stomped in the box and said something like "I was right here."

Sorry if late. First time seeing it. The montage of *****ing that umps and players did at that ump last night, it looks like he just snapped and needed to do something to show authority. Kinda makes sense, but probably shouldn't have thrown him out there.
i didn't see what happened in the 9th but apparently that umpire made a god awful call against A-Rod as well.
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They didn't show that. 

 

I was listening to the M's game today when Seager got thrown out. He said after the game that it's nothing he hasn't said before, but hasn't gotten tossed. He said it passing across home plate on his way to the dugout after a K. Sounds like it was bogus as well, but it was fill-in ump from AAA. Probably trying too hard to assert himself. 

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The ump escalated things, and the Harper ejection was unwarranted. The ump deserves to be suspended.  

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I remember one time in little league the umpire called a ball for me when i was batting and i said that was a close pitch and he threatened to throw me out of the game. i just stood there like wtf man i'm not even arguing laugh.gif then we balked an inning or two later and i wanted to clarify something with the first base umpire and he refused to even listen to my question, threatening to throw me out. like **** man i'm not even arguing, I just wanted clarification on the balk laugh.gif some umps are clowns.
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Senior lefty Matt Kent out duals Carson Fulmer  with a complete game 4 hitter :hat

 

 

 

Didn't see that coming :rollin:rollin:{

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I remember one time in little league the umpire called a ball for me when i was batting and i said that was a close pitch and he threatened to throw me out of the game. i just stood there like wtf man i'm not even arguing laugh.gif then we balked an inning or two later and i wanted to clarify something with the first base umpire and he refused to even listen to my question, threatening to throw me out. like **** man i'm not even arguing, I just wanted clarification on the balk laugh.gif some umps are clowns.

 

In baseball and now softball, nothing rustles my jimmies more than when an umpire won't even discuss or clarify a call :rollin

 

I know the rules better than 95% of the umpires, and it drives me ******* crazy when an umpire won't even let me talk when I know something was ruled wrong :{

 

I've pulled up the rule book multiple times on my phone and flat out shown an umpire that they were wrong :lol 

 

edit: a former Astros pitcher coaching the other team was still telling me I was wrong after showing him a ******* rule :rollin

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busting out the rule book laugh.gifroll.gifpimp.gif
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busting out the rule book laugh.gifroll.gifpimp.gif

 

I know it is a troll move, but there's nothing else I can do when people won't listen to me  >D

 

It is in my blood as a law student and future lawyer to get the stuff that can be applied correctly done right :lol

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Will Smith ejected for foreign substance. 

 

Fredi G called to the umps attention and then they tossed him after they checked it out. Had pine tar on his arm. He cussed at Gonzo the whole way into the dugout. :lol

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laugh.gif I had the game on while I was cleaning up but totally missed that ...I'll check MLB.tv


Edit: roll.gif hahaha he was livid
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Just watched the video.

If you get called out for that, it's not you're first time and they know you're doing it laugh.gif
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Dodgers mean.gif of all times to go cold smh. Midnight hit, time to turn back into the pumpkin offense of the last few seasons

Arruebarrena suspended for the rest of the season for "failure to comply with his contract". What a waste of money

Saw the Will Smith ejection vid, laugh.gif the gestures and then the "THAT WAS BS" in the dugout caught on camera laugh.gif
surprised he didnt hit Fredi G with the "THATS BUSH LEAGUE"

Speaking of college baseball, Keith Law mock draft. The teams are icons/logos instead of text so copy/paste doesnt show the picking teams, google it i guess ohwell.gif

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Keith Law's first 2015 mock draft

I say it every year, but it's more true this year than most: Three weeks from Draft Day is still a long way off for a prediction. This is the best I can offer based on what I've heard, but in a year without a clear top overall pick and with few first-round prep arms, many teams outside of the top five or 10 are openly admitting their nets remain wide open and they're going to see what unexpected names might end up available at their picks.

Please note the first round is technically only 26 picks deep, but in the interest of talking about a few more players and another team, I've added my projections for the first four picks of the sandwich round as well.

For a look at my top 100 draft prospects for 2015, click here. Player-card scouting reports and profiles were written by Christopher Crawford, Eric Longenhagen and myself.

1Dansby Swanson
SCHOOL: VanderbiltHT: 6-0WT: 190POS: SS
Analysis: The Diamondbacks have looked at a ton of players this spring, but two things are becoming clearer: They're focused primarily on Swanson and Dillon Tate for this pick, and they've already decided internally whom they're taking (I've heard from two independent sources that they have settled on their guy, but of course won't disclose it to anyone, not even the player in question). There's also a rumor that they're considering Carson Fulmer at a significant discount. The Snakes don't pick again until 43, so while they may be able to save a million or two when signing whomever they take at 1-1, they will have a hard time maneuvering another player they like all the way to their next pick.

PLAYER CARD
2Alex Bregman
SCHOOL: LSUHT: 6-0WT: 190POS: SS
Analysis: The Astros are taking two hitters at 2 and 5, and would love to get Swanson here. For whatever reason, they're less interested in Brendan Rodgers (my top player) than most clubs, citing underwhelming performance this spring (even though his performance last summer was outstanding).

PLAYER CARD
3Dillon Tate
SCHOOL: UC Santa BarbaraHT: 6-2WT: 185POS: RHP
Analysis: The Rockies would love to take a pitcher here, but I imagine they'll have quite a debate internally if both Tate and Rodgers get to this pick. I'd heard they were interested in Mike Nikorak, but he hasn't had a strong spring, especially in terms of control, and would be a reach up here.

PLAYER CARD
4Brendan Rodgers
SCHOOL: Lake Mary (Fla.) High SchoolHT: 6-0WT: 195POS: SS
Analysis: The Rangers would probably take Walker Buehler here if Rodgers and Tate goes ahead of them, and I've mostly heard them on college players for this pick. Their usual philosophy of taking higher-upside prep players is more likely to come into play with later picks.

PLAYER CARD
5Kyle Tucker
SCHOOL: Plant High School (Tampa)HT: 6-4WT: 175POS: OF
Analysis: I've also heard the Astros with Trenton Clark and Daz Cameron here, and if they get Swanson at pick 2, they could come back and take Bregman, but it's more likely they take a prep bat. They could also take Daz Cameron at 2 and probably still get Bregman here, as opposed to taking Cameron here and possibly having to pay him over slot.

PLAYER CARD
6Kolby Allard
SCHOOL: San Clemente (Calif.) High SchoolHT: 6-0WT: 175POS: LHP
Analysis: If Allard's medicals check out -- he had a stress reaction in his lower back but was shut down before it progressed to a fracture -- he seems like the Twins' target. I've heard them with Cameron, although rumor has it he wants more than the slot number here.

PLAYER CARD
7Daz Cameron
SCHOOL: Eagles Landing HS (McDonough, Ga.)HT: 6-1WT: 190POS: OF
Analysis: If the Diamondbacks take Tate, the Astros would take Swanson, and the Red Sox might get their top target, Bregman. They also like Andrew Benintendi as a backup to the backup, and if they are comfortable with Brady Aiken's medicals they might end up taking him.

PLAYER CARD
8Carson Fulmer
SCHOOL: VanderbiltHT: 5-11WT: 195POS: RHP
Analysis: The White Sox appear to be highest on Fulmer and Tyler Jay, either of whom could pitch in a major league bullpen this fall. I've been told Fulmer doesn't get past here.

PLAYER CARD
9Trenton Clark
SCHOOL: Richland HS (North Richland Hills, Texas)HT: 6-0WT: 200POS: OF
Analysis: I've also heard the Cubs with Garrett Whitley, Andrew Benintendi, Jon Harris and Carson Fulmer, and possibly Cameron too. They may replicate their so-far successful strategy from last year, taking a bat they love with their first pick and going over slot for arms in later rounds, such as 6-foot-7 prep lefty Bryan Hudson from Alton, Ill., who has one of the better curveballs in the draft.

PLAYER CARD
10Walker Buehler
SCHOOL: VanderbiltHT: 6-1WT: 160POS: RHP
Analysis: I've heard them with Kevin Newman, No. 2 on my big board, and while I always argue that teams should target the best player available, with J.P. Crawford apparently their shortstop of the foreseeable future Newman's value to the Phils might be blunted. They're also among the teams on high school catchers Chris Betts and Tyler Stephenson.

PLAYER CARD
11Tyler Jay
SCHOOL: IllinoisHT: 6-1WT: 175POS: LHP
Analysis: Jay might have gone in the top 5, even 1-1, had he started all spring, but national scouts and directors haven't had enough looks at him because he's worked in the bullpen and has even had one weekend series in which he didn't appear. The Reds appear to be highest on Jay and Carson Fulmer, both of whom could pitch in a major-league bullpen this fall, although Jay has a slight advantage there as he will throw about half as many innings as Fulmer will before signing.

PLAYER CARD
12Garrett Whitley
SCHOOL: Niskayuna (N.Y.) High SchoolHT: 6-1WT: 195POS: OF
Analysis: Tucker also probably stops here, as would Clark. This is Phil Bickford's first possible landing spot. If the premium high-school bats are all gone, they might switch to a college hitter like Ian Happ or Newman.

PLAYER CARD
13Andrew Benintendi
SCHOOL: ArkansasHT: 5-10WT: 180POS: OF
Analysis: The Rays also appear to be high on Whitley and Clark, and may be the highest possible spot for college arms such as Kyle Funkhouser, Harris or James Kaprielian.

PLAYER CARD
14Tyler Stephenson
SCHOOL: Kennesaw Mountain HS (Kennesaw, Ga.)HT: 6-4WT: 215POS: C
Analysis: I expect Atlanta to take largely prep players, and of course they're being linked to every kid in Georgia other than Cameron; Cornelius Randolph might be their preference here if he gets this far. I also believe they're on Jalen Miller for their second or third pick.

PLAYER CARD
15Kevin Newman
SCHOOL: ArizonaHT: 6-1WT: 180POS: SS
Analysis: I've heard the Brewers with Tristan Beck, probably for their second pick, and perhaps Ke'Bryan Hayes if he gets that far. Scouting director Ray Montgomery had success in Arizona by taking whatever fell to him in the draft, like Braden Shipley, and I believe the Brewers are hoping for a similar windfall here.

PLAYER CARD
16Chris Betts
SCHOOL: Wilson High School (Long Beach, Calif.)HT: 6-2WT: 220POS: C
Analysis: I've heard the Yanks with Whitley; Donny Everett, who might be available again at 30 as an over-slot guy; as well as Drew Finley at that later pick. This is my own speculation, but I wonder if they're a landing spot for Cameron if he's looking for an over-slot deal.

PLAYER CARD
17Ian Happ
SCHOOL: CincinnatiHT: 6-0WT: 205POS: 2B
Analysis: Cleveland tends to be a true "best player available" team, landing Brad Zimmer last year when they didn't expect him to get to them in the first place. Happ or Newman would fit that bill here, or Jon Harris, with Nikorak as something of a longshot.

PLAYER CARD
18Jon Harris
SCHOOL: Missouri StateHT: 6-4WT: 175POS: RHP
Analysis: I think sometimes folks just assume the Giants are taking a starter, since they've had success with them, even though they've taken a bat in the first round four times since I started doing these (Buster Posey, Joe Panik, Gary Brown, Christian Arroyo). I've also heard them linked to Cody Ponce and Nikorak.

PLAYER CARD
19Cornelius Randolph
SCHOOL: Griffin (Ga.) High SchoolHT: 6-1WT: 200POS: SS
Analysis: The Pirates might be the high team on Ponce, who has finished strong after a midseason bout of shoulder soreness. They were also very high on Joe McCarthy, who missed most of the spring with a back problem, coming out of last summer.

PLAYER CARD
20Donnie Dewees
SCHOOL: North FloridaHT: 6-0WT: 190POS: OF
Analysis: Oakland's been very heavy on Dewees of late, comparing him to Brett Gardner, and active on Bickford and USD shortstop Kyle Holder.

PLAYER CARD
21Phil Bickford
SCHOOL: College of Southern NevadaHT: 6-0WT: 200POS: RHP
Analysis: The Royals had great success with their first-round pick last year, taking TCU lefty starter Brandon Finnegan and using him in their major-league bullpen in September and the playoffs; they could do the same with Bickford, who can reach the upper 90s in relief, this fall.

PLAYER CARD
22Kyle Funkhouser
SCHOOL: LouisvilleHT: 6-2WT: 220POS: RHP
Analysis: I've also heard the Tigers with Jacob Nix, Ashe Russell, Hayes, and Stephenson, as well as possibly Jahmai Jones with their second pick.

PLAYER CARD
23Nate Kirby
SCHOOL: VirginiaHT: 6-2WT: 185POS: LHP
The Cardinals are one of a few teams with two extra picks (one via the competitive balance lottery, one for failing to sign their third-rounder last year), so they have the flexibility to go well over on a player who falls here but wants a top-10 bonus.

PLAYER CARD
24Ke'Bryan Hayes
SCHOOL: Concordia Lutheran HS (Tomball, Texas)HT: 6-1WT: 205POS: 3B
They're among teams rumored to be interested in Mike Matuella, the Duke right-hander who missed almost the entire spring after Tommy John surgery, and was in consideration at 1-1 had he stayed healthy and pitched well.

PLAYER CARD
25Cody Ponce
SCHOOL: Cal Poly PomonaHT: 6-6WT: 240POS: RHP
Analysis: The Orioles are also in on Hayes, one of the draft's premium defensive players.

PLAYER CARD
26Scott Kingery
SCHOOL: ArizonaHT: 5-11WT: 175POS: 2B
Analysis: I've heard the Angels are mostly focused on college players here.

PLAYER CARD
27James Kaprielian
SCHOOL: UCLAHT: 6-4WT: 200POS: RHP
Analysis: I've had a few scouts tell me they think Kaprielian goes in the teens or early 20s, but if some higher-rated college arms like Kirby, Funkhouser and Ponce slide a little into the back half of the round, that may push Kaprielian into the sandwich round, where I know the Rockies like him, as well as Spencer Nevin (son of Phil).

PLAYER CARD
28Drew Finley
SCHOOL: Rancho Bernardo High School (San Diego)HT: 6-3WT: 200POS: RHP
Analysis: Finley's market probably starts here and runs to the top of the second round. Atlanta is also on Nikorak and could take him here, pushing Finley to the Yanks at 30.

PLAYER CARD
29Eric Jenkins
SCHOOL: West Columbus HS (Cerro Gordo, NC)HT: 6-2WT: 180POS: OF
Analysis: The Blue Jays are also on Richie Martin, Justin Maese and Brady Singer.

PLAYER CARD
30Mike NikorakSCHOOL: Stroudsburg (Pa.) High SchoolHT: 6-5WT: 205POS: RHP
Analysis: I also heard the Yankees connected with Everett/Finley, as mentioned above, as well as Jacob Nix, who probably goes in the 25-35 range.

Edited by frink85 - 5/21/15 at 7:39pm
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WHITE AND NAVY JOINT, LET'S WATCH THE YANKEESSSSSSSS!
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I know it is a troll move, but there's nothing else I can do when people won't listen to me  grin.gif

It is in my blood as a law student and future lawyer to get the stuff that can be applied correctly done right laugh.gif

I did it at a 24 hour few weeks back playing pickup ball.

Actually, I wasn't even in the game lol. Dude's asked me the rule, I told them it and dude on other team who didn't get the ball said it was wrong. I said, "Oh, really?" and pulled it up on my phone roll.gif
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Forgot athletes gotta pay taxes for all the states they play in
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No surprise lol

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I did it at a 24 hour few weeks back playing pickup ball.

Actually, I wasn't even in the game lol. Dude's asked me the rule, I told them it and dude on other team who didn't get the ball said it was wrong. I said, "Oh, really?" and pulled it up on my phone roll.gif

laugh.giflaugh.gif ol hall monitor self...
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How did Will Smith think he was in the right for barking at Fredi like that laugh.gif .
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they tax the heck outta them. how is suppose to feed his kids, word to sprewell
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TEAM ECONOMICS

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Will Smith wasn't eem trying to hide it. Just said **** it and put a glob on his arm laugh.gifmean.gif
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